The Dark Side of Midnight is a very engaging play. The way its domestic conflict is surrounded and punctuated by political turmoil is truly inspired, as is the way it doesn't use politics as a substitute for plot and character.
I suspect this may be the first time I've seen a New Zealand play on an Australian stage. It's a novel irony to hear actors we know to be Australian making disparaging remarks about Australia in a New Zealand accent! In all, Roger Hall's play was a joy to see.
The tragedy, I think, for MP, is that politicians really, genuinely, aren't very interesting. In most cases they're human beings who have had to curtail part of their humanity to make themselves palatable to their party first and then to their constituency.
Bangarra Dance Theatre's 10th anniversary tour of Terrain explores the timeless wonder of Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) Australia’s largest salt lake and a landscape from where human beings draw life and express meaning to that life.
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes is an enthralling and entertaining exploration of power, truth and desire, of afterglow and after burn.
A razzmatazz extravaganza of glitz, gloss, corsets, bustiers, stockings and frocks, Moulin Rouge exceeds even the excessiveness of the Baz Luhrmann film that this stage fantasia springs from.
Only three weeks ago, The Australian Ballet premiered the highly abstracted, contemporary Kunstkamer. Now, in polar opposite, they’ve pulled out Harlequinade from the ballet archives.
Kunstkamer runs the gamut of intimacy to mass frenzy with unrelenting commitment.